Donald Murray writes about revision: “The writer reads, above all, to discover the text beyond the draft, to glimpse the potential text which might appear upon passing through the writing process again, and perhaps, again and again.”
Lucy Calkins: “Revision means, quite literally, to resee…We shift to become readers of our own writing; we pretend we are strangers, encountering the text for the first time. We read thinking, ‘What will a reader make of this?’” (A Guide to the Writing Workshop).
Books are too easy, just right, or too hard. This too little shirt is representing that are too easy for this reader.
Abby is wearing a JUST RIGHT shirt representing her just right books! She HOPES she picks just right books all the time (she does!).
She is excited that she is wearing her HOPE Just Right Reading shirt! YEAH ABBY! GO HOPE!
Abby is working hard and HOPE(ing) to read the hard books that her mom (or teacher) can read. She knows that she cannot read the hard books yet, but she knows she will grow into the Hope shirt and the (hard) books by working hard and practicing. The concept that adult shirt is too big and the books that are too hard works for kids.
The pictures are of my sister and niece since I protect faces of students in classrooms. I did this lesson with children today. It was great! I went to Hope College. I taught this lesson in my own classroom and never took pictures.